Azerbaijan and Italy: great potential for agricultural cooperation

“There is great potential for the development of relations in the field of agriculture between Azerbaijan and Italy”, Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov stated as he...

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“There is great potential for the development of relations in the field of agriculture between Azerbaijan and Italy”, Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov stated as he gave interview to the Italian news agencies ANSA and AGI. He hailed the current state of the country’s agricultural sector, noting that as a result of purposeful work there has been progress in ensuring food security and meeting consumption demands for qualitative food products.

Providing an insight into the rapid development on the agricultural sector in Azerbaijan, the Minister noted that foreign investors are showing great interest in the relevant sector. “Along with the development of the energy sector, the development of non-oil sector is a priority for the government”, he added.

Highlighting the prospects of development of relations between Azerbaijan and Italy in the field of agriculture, Mr Asadov stressed significance of “Milan Expo 2015” exhibition to demonstrate Azerbaijan’s potential in this sector. “There are circles of important activities in Azerbaijan that may attract Italian investors. The agricultural sector has great potential to develop relations with Italy as well as in other fields, he said.

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SOURCE: azertag.az